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Started by galacticprobe, Sep 07, 2016, 07:02 am

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tony farrell

And this is one Clayton Hickman sent me:

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galacticprobe

Oct 24, 2016, 05:20 am #46 Last Edit: Oct 24, 2016, 05:31 am by galacticprobe
Well, since this topic has been split, we can still discuss the B&W aspects of the upcoming "Power Of The Daleks" story in this thread.

I saw an advert on BBC America last Saturday for "Power Of The Daleks" while watching Ep 1 of 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' (my head is still spinning from that one), but the advert for "Power" said "New series premier beginning November 12th...". So now I'm wondering; are they going to air it in episodic format and use that to fill in the Saturday night slot until the Christmas Special? (Airing one episode per week would take it to 17th December, with the following Saturday being the 24: Christmas Eve, and the perfect time to air the Christmas Special.)

Or are they going to break it up into larger chunks - say airing two episodes at a time to fill what's normally an hour-long time slot? (That would make the "new series" last for three weeks, with "Power" being a 6-parter.) Doing it that way would leave four weeks left before the Christmas weekend and the Special... unless they've got something else planned for that slot.

Does anyone have any idea or info on how "Power" will be aired?

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

fivefingeredstyre

Well I'd be happy if they aired it in one or two episode chunks...

That would mean I've more chance of The Girlfriend poking up with me watching it whilst i'm in the states... ;)

fivefingeredstyre

Oct 25, 2016, 07:27 pm #48 Last Edit: Oct 25, 2016, 08:03 pm by rassilonsrod
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Looks suitably moody...

very excited about this :)

davidnagel

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David

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markofrani

Oh dear.
Is this REALLY the horrendous DVD cover artwork? Not good...

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domvar

It's by colin Howard, he did alot of the pre 96 vhs covers and had zero involvment with the animation.  bit of an odd choice from a graphic design point of view it is reversable to give a matching roundled cover if required

Rassilons Rod

There's a roundel version that matches the other classic releases :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

Angelus Lupus

There's something... off about the neck-rings and dome of that middle Dalek, oh and those faces? I suppose they resemble the actors.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

tony farrell

Oct 30, 2016, 03:43 am #54 Last Edit: Oct 30, 2016, 03:44 am by Tony Farrell
Seven short slats above he gun and arm boxes- tish, tish. Someone's been copying the movie Daleks!

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oslm

You are right about the gun and arm boxes being slightly off, but hopefully the actual animated versions are correct --

As for the faces of the actors, a little retouch was all that was needed to make the cover shine.

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Later

Oslm

Angelus Lupus

Oslm: At least Ben and Polly now look... well, like Ben and Polly.

It almost seems like they're using generic, off-the-shelf, 3D models for the Daleks and Tardis (because that's easier than drawing them), then spending time/effort on "wow, look at this" alien backgrounds... and the actual actors are an afterthought?
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

galacticprobe

Oct 30, 2016, 04:53 pm #57 Last Edit: Oct 30, 2016, 05:02 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: Tony Farrell on Oct 30, 2016, 03:43 am
Seven short slats above he gun and arm boxes- ...


It's hard to count the actual short slats on this (if it is one of the animation cells), but after lightening it up a little it looks like, at least in this frame, there are only 6. (Not sure how many there are supposed to be... never counted those before.)
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I tried to lighten the image a little more because that middle Dalek is almost head-on and would be better to count the short slats, but lightening it more than this just washes out the left side (the Dalek's right side, left side of the image), and all resolution on that middle Dalek's short slats is lost in that area. Taking a wild guess based on the spacing of the short slats that I could count, and going by the Dalek on the left, it almost looks like that middle Dalek could also have 6 short slats. The Dalek on the right is head-on and would be perfect for counting those short slats, but that one washes out even more than the center Dalek when lightening the image more. (Maybe someone with a better photo editor can lighten the original image that Steve posted above and keep good enough resolution of that Dalek on the right to count the short slats.)

Now I'll have to pay attention and see how many short slats there are on the Daleks in the surviving episodes when the story airs. (It's always difficult to judge the DVD cover art when comparing it to the actual animation, especially with such little footage of the animated episodes "teased" to us. And by the way, oslm, outstanding job tweaking those faces to make them look more like they should!)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Rassilons Rod

Oct 30, 2016, 05:39 pm #58 Last Edit: Oct 31, 2016, 09:26 am by rassilonsrod
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In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

galacticprobe

Oct 30, 2016, 05:51 pm #59 Last Edit: Oct 30, 2016, 05:51 pm by galacticprobe
Well, at least now we know why Polly looks sad in that cover art image; she saw what everyone was going to look like on that cover when someone set the design down in front of a mirror, and her image became sad. :)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"